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Dr. George H. Ebbs Named Dean of Luter School of Business

  Monday, June 15, 2015

Christopher Newport University is pleased to announce that Dr. George H. Ebbs, former president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and former dean of the College of Business at Bloomsburg University, has been named Dean of the Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business and the Silas O. and Myrtle S. Jennings Professor. Ebbs will begin his appointment on July 1, 2015.

“Christopher Newport University’s reputation for educational excellence and its desire to distinguish its undergraduate business school as first among equals creates a very compelling situation – one I could not pass by,” says Dr. Ebbs. “I am delighted to have this opportunity to work with excellent students, an accomplished faculty and a committed administration to expand the reach, reputation and impact of the Luter School of Business.”

A highly sought-after consultant, Ebbs has extensive business experience in management, process improvement, training/development and aeronautics. He earned a doctoral degree in business policy and organization management at Columbia University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington, and a bachelor of science degree in metallurgical engineering from Purdue University.

“In addition to his vast body of experience in the corporate world, Dr. Ebbs has held top university administrative and leadership positions throughout his career,” said President Paul Trible. “Dr. Ebbs’ passion for working closely with students demonstrates his perfect fit with Christopher Newport’s student-centered culture and his impressive fundraising experience speaks to his ability to carry out the external responsibilities required of the Luter School dean.”

The Joseph W. Luter, III School of Business educates and prepares students for successful careers in business and service to society. Students develop multidisciplinary competencies and specialized skills necessary to excel in prestigious graduate programs and the global economy.


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